The Friends of Manning's Pit

The Friends of Manning's Pit Community Group have led campaigns to save the fields since 2015 - they are now owned by local Charity the Pilton Green Man CIO (Charity no 1170742 ). We now run the management and maintenance of Manning's Pit and organise promotional and fundraising events. These fields have been loved by generations of Pilton, Bradiford and Barnstaple people from the writer H H Munro (Saki) back in the 19th Century to the local community in the present day.

Come to our Festive Christmas

Coffee Morning, Saturday 16th December

More information on the Blog

(and Facebook)

The RAF Community Plate

We were very proud to be presented with the RAF Community Plate on Monday May 15th at Barnstaple Guildhall by the Mayor of Barnstaple, Cllr Louisa York.

Our volunteers couldn’t do much work in the rain – most jobs weren’t suitable in the wet – but some important weeding was done and we signed up a number of new volunteers for the future.

The Friends of Manning's Pit Blog

Important news: 

The Friends of Manning's Pit have been awarded the RAF Community Plate by
Barnstaple Town Council.  Read more about this on the Blog.

  You can also go to our Blog and scroll down it to see a record of all that
 we have done in the last few years.

Information Page for Map and Guidelines

Many thanks to the following organisations for their assistance
Fleet Caravans Ltd     Yeo Dale Hotel     Pilton United Charity

A short video made in September 2019 by Wendy Robinson and Christine Lovelock explaining how The Friends of Manning's Pit were founded and the campaign to Save Manning's Pit was started, back in 2015.
Here is Ryan Vowles, reading his poem "Together" Ryan's poem ended with these words:

"So make a lot of effort, put your heart and soul into it And maybe, Together, we can Save Manning's Pit. "

The Friends of Manning's Pit have come together with the Pilton Green Man CIO, charity number 1170742, to buy Manning's Pit for the local community.